Friday, November 05, 2010

Children’s Book Review: Care for Creation, by Christy Baldwin

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1 NIV). And now it’s our job to take good care of this wondrous world that God created! That’s the message in the children’s book, Care for Creation, by Christy Baldwin. Through the use of scripture passages and simple messages, we learn why it’s important to keep our planet clean, recycle, reduce air and water pollution, and much more.

Although there are plenty of books that teach kids how to be good stewards of the earth, Care for Creation is unique in that it teaches children that this is important to God. For instance, in Proverbs 12:10 (The Message), we learn that God wants us to care for the animals: “Good people are good to their animals…” Charming illustrations by Shelly Draven show children recycling, seeing windmills, and enjoying the wondrous things in our world.

Care for Creation concludes with suggested activities (pick up trash, start a garden, etc.) and discussion questions that parents and educators can share with children. This book is a seamless blend of the practical and the beautiful that will be enjoyed by the whole family. Visit to learn more about Care for Creation. It’s available in hardcover and PDF, as well as for the nook, Kindle, and iPad! Click here to connect with the author on Facebook.

DISCLOSURE: I received an electronic version of this book to facilitate this review. No compensation was provided. As an Amazon affiliate, I receive a small commission on sales made through the Amazon links in this post.


  1. Aww, thanks Susan for a great review. It's always an honor and a privilege having your blog participate in our book tours. I'm happy that you enjoyed CARE FOR CREATION and for sharing it with your blog readers. We appreciate your support of the book.

    I agree with you - there aren't a lot of children's books aimed at protecting the environment that take God into account, and I'm glad that we're able to fill that gap.

    Best wishes,
    Tribute Books

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  3. Susan- Thanks for blogging a review of this book. I am so excited to hear that you liked it. I want to let your readers know that I am hosting a contest for all bloggers. Contact me at with at least one idea of how you plan to use the book with your family or students and I will put your name in a drawing for a free autographed copy of the book.


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